So that the sides do not hang over the jeans, and the stomach does not fall on your knees, I suggest you take a closer look at these 9 products, which are most often the culprit of extra pounds.
1. Packaged juices
We have known since childhood that juices are not only delicious drinks, but also sources of many vitamins. However, this statement is relevant only for freshly squeezed juices, which, unlike packaged ones, do not contain additional sugar acting as a preservative. For example, a large glass of purchased apple juice contains 30 grams of sugar, which is more than half the daily value.
2. Cornflakes and muesli
Many are genuinely convinced of the benefits of breakfast cereals such as muesli or cornflakes. However, an average serving of about half a glass contains about 30 grams of sugar, which, as we said, is more than half the daily value for the standards recommended by the WHO. It should be clarified that the upper limit is 50 grams of sugar per day.
3. Yoghurts and curds
Another product that many people like to eat for breakfast is fruit yogurt, as well as all kinds of curds and cottage cheese desserts. But do not forget that in addition to lactose, the debate about the benefits of which for adults is still ongoing, such products contain a lot of the same sugar. For example, a small bottle of drinking yogurt contains about 6 tablespoons of sugar.
4. Coffee 3 in 1
The next dangerous product for the figure and for health is coffee 3 in 1. Sometimes it seems to us that this is an ideal solution to cheer up a little in the middle of the working day, when there is no time for a full coffee break. But just imagine that one such packet, diluted in water, contains 70 calories and 10 grams of sugar. How many of these bags do you use during the day?
It would seem that such a familiar product, which many in Russia eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is fraught with a special danger. And it's not just about white bread, as many might think. The increased interest in healthy eating is forcing producers to use wholemeal flour to make bread healthier, but that doesn't save the day. The sugar content even in whole grain bread is about 4 grams per 100 grams of product, and if we consider that bread is primarily a carbohydrate product, then all the sugar it contains will immediately be deposited under the skin as fat.
6. Sausage and sausages
Unfortunately, this category of products remains quite popular among Russians. But it should be remembered that sausages and sausages are no longer the natural products that they might have been originally. High fat content, transgenic soy and MSG are the main reasons to ditch these foods for good. If this does not convince you, then think also about the fact that sausages and sausages contain a fairly large amount of sugar - an average of 20 teaspoons per kilogram of product.
7. Alcoholic drinks
Hot drinks take a special place in our today's list of foods that are dangerous for the figure. In addition to the well-known fact that alcohol whets appetite, it is also a very high-calorie product with a high sugar content. So, the average calorie content, for example, of a liqueur or an alcoholic cocktail is equal to the average calorie content of a dessert and is more than 300 kilocalories per 100 milliliters of drink. However, if you are not ready to completely give up alcoholic beverages and sometimes like to pamper yourself, then opt for dry wine.
8. Sweets, dessert pastes, preserves, jams
Predictably, the most obvious sources of added sugar are sweets, but not only sweets, but also all kinds of preserves: pastes, jams, confitures, in the use of which few people can limit themselves to half a teaspoon. Homemade preparations are often considered "healthy" due to the fact that they are made from fruits and berries, but there is some cunning in this definition: additives minimize the benefits, turning the jam into just a candy in a jar. In 100 grams of seductively melting chocolate paste - more than 50 grams of sugar, in the same amount of candies - almost 60 grams, slab milk chocolate is 63% sugar. Already a bite with morning pancakes or cottage cheese, you can "persuade" your daily rate of added sugar, and if you also crunch with caramels …
9. Products with a spicy taste
Many foods that are salty, pungent, or savory have the same amount of sugar as ice cream! The main "sweet criminals" are semi-finished dishes and sauces. Sugar is added to them not for pronounced sweetness, but to create a unique taste that causes addiction.
In addition, both table sugar and syrups can thicken a dish and give it a particularly pleasant organoleptic effect - all at a very modest cost to the manufacturer.
Added sugar can be found in salad dressings, all kinds of ready-to-mix “just mix with rice or pasta,” frozen convenience foods. For example, 100 grams of tomato ketchup can contain about 30 grams of added sugar, and a Chinese-style canned vegetable sauce can contain 100 grams of sugar per 500 grams jar.